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Ashanti, born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, New York, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer known for her sultry voice and impactful contributions to the R&B and hip-hop genres. She first gained widespread recognition in the early 2000s with her self-titled debut album “Ashanti,” released in 2002. The album featured hit singles like “Foolish,” “Happy,” and “Baby,” and earned her a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Ashanti’s ability to blend heartfelt lyrics with catchy melodies quickly established her as a leading artist in the music industry, with “Foolish” becoming one of the biggest hits of the decade.

In addition to her successful music career, Ashanti has ventured into acting, appearing in films such as “Coach Carter,” “John Tucker Must Die,” and “Resident Evil: Extinction.” She has also made significant contributions to television, including roles in series like “Army Wives” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Ashanti is known for her philanthropic efforts, supporting various causes related to education, domestic violence awareness, and health. Her enduring influence in music and entertainment, combined with her dedication to giving back, have solidified her status as a beloved and respected figure in the industry.